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Affinity for Dance, a nonprofit dance performance company that produces creative, collaborative, cause-driven performance art, is seeking three to five (3-5) high intermediate/advanced dancers ages 12+ to act as apprentices for its 2018-2019 dance season.
- Understudy all Affinity for Dance company pieces for the entire 2018-2019 season. *As an understudy, the apprentice member will learn and rehearse each company piece with specific direction from the Artistic Director/Choreographers with full understanding that he/she will likely not perform those pieces in the Affinity show(s). Apprentices must be reliable by arriving to all scheduled rehearsals on time and performing choreography to the best of his/her ability with a positive attitude at all times.
-Perform at least one (1) piece in the October 2018 Affinity show. Casting in the February 2019, April 2019, and June 2019 shows is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director and is not guaranteed.
-Increase technique and artistry throughout the 2018-2019 with the goal of becoming a full time Affinity for Dance company member in a future season.
Apprentice Requirements:-Must have four (4) years of consistent dance training. Dancers from all studios and backgrounds welcome!- Must be enrolled in and regularly attend at least two (2) ballet classes and (1) jazz, modern, or contemporary class at his/her home dance studio for the duration of the Affinity season (August 2018 - June 2019).- Must be able to attend season auditions on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 PM.- Must have regular attendance at Sunday rehearsals starting August 12, 2018. Rehearsals typically run 12:30-4:00 PM.- Must have a high level of maturity, work ethic, positive energy, and ability to work well with others.- Must be in attendance at all Affinity dress rehearsals and performances, even when not performing.-Must be willing to engage in outreach activities when available.
Company Commitment & RequirementsYour regular attendance at all Sunday company rehearsals is expected. Additional rehearsals may be called based on company member availability. Irregular attendance, especially without prior notice given to the Artistic Director, may result in your dismissal from the company. Your attendance at dress rehearsals and performances is mandatory.
2018-2019 Performance Dates *Additional Projects/Performances/Outreach Activities may be added based on company member availability.
Fall Performance: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM (Call 4:30 PM)Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Winter Performances: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM (Call 2:00 PM)Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Spring Performances: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM (Call 2:00 PM)Dress Rehearsal: Friday, April 26, 2019 from 4:30 - 9:30 PM
Summer Performance: Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Call 4:30 PM)Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
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